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Port Douglas and Cairns

Port Douglas and Cairns lie about an hour apart on the coast of Far North Queensland.

You'll find a lot of content on our site about this part of the world because we've lived there for over a decade in total. You'll find things to do, places to go and where to stay in the Port Douglas and Cairns area of Queensland.

We also include nearby places of interest and day trips in the region. This area was home to us as expats and as locals. Our archives and collected blog posts in the Far North of Australia (includes The Great Barrier Reef, Atherton Tablelands, Daintree, Cape Tribulation, and Cooktown)

Port Douglas With Kids

Port Douglas Queensland Australia is a beautiful, up-market resort town with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. It’s a dream destination for families with kids with many safe, beautiful, outdoor things to do. We’ve called it home since our kids were toddlers, babies really. If you’ve not had a chance to …

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Can You Swim in Port Douglas?

Yes, absolutely, you can swim in Port Douglas Australia unless the lifeguards close the beach due to various unusual dangers. Beach closures aren’t common. Should you swim? There are a few things you need to know about safety, crocodiles, deadly jellyfish, nets (swimming enclosures), and lifeguards. This post is all about swimming in Port Douglas …

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Port Douglas Diving – A Day Scuba Diving with Divers Den

We’re local divers, we’ve lived in Port Douglas for many years so we can tell you a lot of what you need to know about Port Douglas diving. Scuba diving from Port Douglas is good, it’s always a fun day out and you can visit some diverse and beautiful dive sites. This post particularly reviews …

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A Liveaboard on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns – What’s it Like ?

What’s it live to live, sleep, eat, scuba and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef? We’ve taken 2 liveaboard scuba diving trips on the reef now in Queensland Australia, both departing from Cairns. But what do divers and snorkellers do out there, what’s it like? It’s the ultimate dive experience and we did it as …

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